Why Circular Procurement is Better for Business

Why Circular Procurement is Better for Business Helping Maximise Value from Resources

Date and time

Wed, 22 Mar 2023 11:00 – 12:30 CET



About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Circular procurement extends beyond ‘traditional’ sustainable procurement by helping to develop circular business models within the supply chain. It uses purchasing power to achieve maximum positive ecological, social, and economic impact throughout the life span of products and services.

This webinar will introduce the concept of circular procurement, highlighting the value of using and reusing the materials we already have, from construction, to clothing to food waste, maximising their value and potentially not only saving Scottish businesses at least £3billion a year, but also significantly cutting our emissions by reducing imports and making best use of our renewable energy.

We will hear from speakers whose expertise spans across both the public and private sector, highlighting opportunities, different approaches and viewpoints on implementing circular models within the field of procurement.

Guest Speakers

We are delighted to share advice, insight and expertise from the following speakers:

  • Jim Brannan, Head of Supply Chain Development, Balfour Beatty. Jim has experience managing large procurement teams across a breadth of multi-national industries, construction, energy, electronics and engineering in discrete manufacturing, continuous flow, as well as maintenance operations. Responsible for developing, defining and implementation of procurement and supply chain strategies for UK and European operations. These senior roles delivered significant value to organisations. Managing people, processes, and systems in ever changing and challenging business environments across the years.
  • Brian O’Reilly, Managing Director, EGG Lighting. Brian is the founder and managing director of EGG Lighting, a company he established in 2013. He holds a M.Sc. in Communications Technology & Policy from the University of Strathclyde, and has received numerous accolades for his work. Brian is an Enterprise Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and currently serves as a Circular Glasgow Ambassador. His mission is to lead EGG Lighting in creating intelligent lighting and sensor control systems that are sustainable, utilizing advanced circular techniques such as remanufacturing. Under his leadership, the company has won multiple awards, including the Green Apple Awards 2022 for Lighting Remanufacture and the CeeD Centre for Education, Engineering & Development 2022 award for Remanufacturing. EGG Lighting’s systems are designed to create the best environments for people to thrive and excel.
  • Steven Menzies, Head of Procurement & Grants, Zero Waste Scotland. Steven is responsible for leading on the operational procurement and grants function at Zero Waste Scotland, and working with key external stakeholders to help promote and support circular procurement activity in the public sector.

Taking place over the course of an hour on Zoom, this webinar promises to be an insightful, inspiring and engaging listen.

What’s more, a 30-minute chaired Q&A at the end of the session will create an opportunity for attendees to ask our expert panel for advice on circular procurement in relation to their business or workplace.

Who Should Attend?

This webinar is suitable for anyone working in business, responsible for, or with an interest in Circular Procurement.